Wednesday, January 14, 2009
getting back on track
One of the first churches in the country. It's construction ended at the beginning of the 1600 and it was a respond from the spanish conquistadors coming from Guatemala due to the large number of Indians who inhabited the area and with the pourpose of catechize. It was founded around a city, right next to the Chortis indigenous settlements . Years later, the city was destroyed due to a hurracane that overflowded surrounding the river and then the people decided to move above in Metapán. Today the locals call it "La Portada" and that is only because the facade was built with Calicanto and the rest with mud and bajareque.
Foto y texto gracias a Mario Pleitez y flickr.com via http://www.skyscrapercity.com posted by Tacuba